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We've been aboard multiple Princess ships lately and some have them, some don't.....the Ruby had them in February and the Royal did not have one in our cabin in April.  We will be aboard the Star next month out of Seattle for a turn around cruise and given that they are selling her next year has anyone sailed her recently and can tell us if the new beds have been put into her.....?   I know she is not medallion and we don't care about that but a good nights sleep is important to us.  Oh and one more question about the bar/lounge in front of the theater.....is it a smoking lounge....?   Thanks in advance......happy sailing.

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Hi Qcruise

The Star Princess which was built in 2002.  The last dry dock for the Star was in December 2017 (13 days in Victoria, BC).  Normal dry docks average 10 days.


Here is a breakdown of upgrades/changes that were performed on the Star Princess.


New carpets in dining room and Crooner’s

Sabatini’s was updated with updated décor and menu

Replace Mini-suite sleeper sofas 

New lamps with UBS charging ports in staterooms

New knobs and drawer pulls in staterooms  

New carpeting, beds, & mattresses in staterooms

New LED TV’s in all staterooms plus wall TV’s on deck 7

On-demand TV’s most likely to be activated when OM is operational

Replace astro turf deck covering on upper decks 

Complete renovation of the swimming pool and hot tub areas

Horizon Court

New washing stations at the entrance

Replace carpeting, floor tiles, tables and chairs 

New cutlery holders and furniture

Repair/Refinish beverage station cabinets


Replace Wheelhouse Dance floor 

Promenade deck new carpeting throughout

Salty Dog has not replaced the Trident Grille

Coffee and Cones has not replaced Scoops

Updated exercise equipment

New carpeting in Princess Theater

New sound system in the Princess Theater

New LCD displays screens with information in elevator lobbies and public areas

Upgrades in the Casino which includes many gaming tables, slots and carpeting

Ocean Medallion wiring installed (not active until subsequent dry-dock in 2021/2022)

The ship operating systems inspected and repaired as required

Power clean 1/3 of the air ducks in staterooms and public areas

Balance to be completed on future dry docks

Sand blasted and painted the lower section of the haul

Haul art (sea witch) added

Bathrooms not refurbished

Hope this helps,  John


Source of information: Cruisemapper, Fleet dry dock schedule, blogs, Cruiser Critic, Google

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Based on their luxury bed website all ships have them with the Royal & Regal gradually receiving them this year.




On our early May cruise on the Royal our section on the ship (E400s) received new beds in every cabin...a major improvement.

Edited by Astro Flyer

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I don't know where Cunard get their beds from on QM2 but we were just on there and in a basic cabin not a suite - and I know beds are a very subjective experience

But it was like sleeping on a cloud.

So comfortable in a way I have never experienced on Princess even on what was allegedly ( according to Stewart) one of the new beds.

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thanks for the answers.......I'm sure we will have a great time.

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John99,  Thanks for the info on the Stars latest updates.  Will be on the Star end of September.  We were just on the Ruby (July 27) and it too has been wired for OM, but not yet active.  Qcruise, Enjoy your cruise!!

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